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a hijab. she wore a bronze medal last year, and mohammed posted on twitter, saying she is very proud of the doll, and it will be on sale starting next fall. first the books, then the movies, now the tv show. amazon is making a tv show out of the lord of the rings. it will be a prequel to the frontcy trilogy. it's estimated amazon paid $250 million for the rights to the series. the news at 5:30 starts right now. >> in just three days, the newest museum in washington, d.c. will open. the museum of the bible. the project took about five years to compete. it features six floors of exhibitions, including a thousand artifacts that trace the history of the bible. but there's been some recent criticism of those artifacts, and the purpose of the museum. stephanie asked if the museum is trying to convert people. >> reporter: at tuesday's media preview. >> i think it's
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review before they've seen the movie. >> reporter: steve green said this of critics before skirting around other questions about artifacts, and hobby lobby's impact on birth control and the supreme court. tuesday kept the focus on one of d.c.'s latest. we're talking about a $500 million museum dedicated to one book. the bible. >> what do you think the reaction will be to anyone who is an atheist. >> remember, we say we invite all people to engage with the bible. we want them to come and look. it's an amazing book. no other book has had the impact on civilization, particularly western civilization as this book. >> let there be light. >> reporter: there were the oohs and ahhs inside. around $42 million was spent on just technology alone. the artifacts include different
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including this one which belonged to william bradford who came over on the mayflower. the museum goes over the bible's impact in america on everything from settlements, to slavery, even modern day pop culture. yes, that's kanye in the museum. some of the sections will even bring you to another world. some of the biggest takeaways are how interactive these exhibits are. >> the museum opens to the public on saturday. the tickets are free, but they are timed just like they are at the museum of african american history and culture. in southwest d.c., stephanie ramirez, wusa9. >> the green family was the biggest donor. they purchased, and renovated the building for the six story museum, but we're told that's it. various scholars helped to create and author the displays. convicted of assaulting a homeless woman. it happened back in september of 2016 outside an atlanta pawn shop. the officer was
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he saw a homeless woman sleeping outside the business. two witnesses say he pulled the woman by her ears and hit her in the head. he faces a maximum penalty of10 years in prison for that assault. the three ucla basketball players arrested for shoplifting in china are headed home. they were accused of stealing sunglasses from a louis vuitton store near their hotel. the players departure home came hours after president trump said he asked his chinese counterpart to help in the case. >> what they did was unfortunate. you know, you're talking about very long prison sentences. they do not play games. he was terrific and they're working on it right now and hopefully everything's
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>> the pac-12 commissioner confirmed those players are on their way home. he did not say how the case was resolved. new video shows the moments an earthquake hits the border area of iraq and iran. the security camera footage showing people sitting in a cafe before running outside as the ground began to shake. at least one person there was hurt by falling glass. more than 530 others dead after that earthquake, making it the deadliest one this year. crews with heavy equipment continue to dig through piles of debris, and collapsed buildings today. iranian officials say it's highly unlikely they'll find any more survivers. tens of thousands of people are now without shelter. many sleeping in tents, or out in the open. fearful of more tremors. the fda is warning people not to use an herbal supplement used for pain and anxiety. the agency says the supplement
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and an increase in calls to poison centers. the fda is concerned the use of kratom could expand the opioid epidemic. tonight, on wusa9 at 11:00, we take a deeper look at the kratom health concerns, and what else led to the fda warning. another announcement from the fda. it has approved the first digital pill. the pill is embedded with a sensor that can alert a doctor when that pill actually has been taken. the approved pill is used to treat some mental illnesses. after the pill is swallowed, the sensor inside sends a message to the patient. the doctor can also have access to the message. also, medical professionals say it's a solution to the problem that millions of patients don't take the prescribed drugs. others warn it could be used as a coercive tool. >> still ahead, lebron james takes on the new york subway, and new york
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impressed. why the man sitting next to king james pushed him away. >> and are you planning to get stuffed on thanksgiving, and make dumb videos like these? you might need these pants that are the ultimate eating pants. stove top stretch them out. >> it's oddly appealing. low temperatures tonight. primarily 32. we sneak in at
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get ready for eggnog shots, and sleigh ride selfies. the christmas bar is back this year. >> it's going to return through december 31. we got some video from last year. this year's bar includes eggnog shots, a full sized slay, and buttered popcorn manhattans. if you go, expect carrollers on sunday, maybe even an appearance by santa, and there's nothing he likes more than taking drunk selfies with people. >> especially those that have buttered popcorn nh
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if you've ever needed to loosen your belt a little after that thanksgiving meal, i know you have plans to cook for 10 to 12 people. these are the stove top pants. they are unisex and stretch as you expand your belly. they also include extra large pockets. if you want them, you've got to get them fast. they're available for a limited time for about $20. stove top is donating $10,000 to the feeding america foundation. yesterday, lebron james and some of his teammates, they're in new york. they decided to take the subway to get around, and lebron documented the experience on social media. but not all of new york was happy about it. >> i don't know, this dude here, he's
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>> that guy sitting next to lebron said can you not? apparently he was not feeling funny yesterday. he said he had no idea he was lebron, and he didn't want to be filmed. now he knows. >> people on the subway in new york, they just want to keep to themselves. >> i don't want to have to be bothered with all those king james people. you know where this one's going. sydney, australia allowed the public to vote on the winner of its new ferry. >> ferry mcferry face! did you have something to do with that? >> not quite. you might remember last year, a british public poll voted a vessel boaty mcboat face. that had more votes in this name for the sydney ferry. but officials were like, nah, there's already a boat called boaty mcboat face,
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going to stick with the ever classy, ferry mcferry face. so that's what they did. the dumbness continues. >> i'm totally blaming you for the whole thing. last week we told you the story of parents having one baby, then twins, then triplets, and we've got still get a refreshing any size soft drink for just one dollar at mcdonald's? with the days getting shorter and your to-do list getting longer, you'll enjoy this ice-cold deliciousness more than ever. hurry over to mcdonald's. ♪
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choose any two for just five bucks. they did it! unbelievable! ♪ let me get a mcpick 2 so families come in all shapes and sizes. as we've seen over it's years, the definition has become more inclusive. >> john henry introduces us to the super family. >> reporter: jessica and john always knew they wanted to have a lot of children. the story of how they got there, well, neither one of them could have predicted that. >> it was kind of just an immediate family. >> reporter: shortly after they got married, they had their first bundle of joy. >> we're lucky enough to have triplet boys. >> reporter: and then. >> within a year and a month later, we had three boys. >> reporter: that instantly made for one full house. life would present yet another challenge. >> he
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i went my way. >> divorced amicably. >> reporter: hold up, this isn't some sad story, i assure you. this laid the groundwork for what would become some sort of super family. stay with me. jessica would marry a gentlemen named matt, and they would soon have one of their own, completing the 3, 2, 1. as for john, he'd marry too. another woman also named jessica. >> he told me he had five kids. i was like, ooh. wow. i thought it through. i've always wanted a lot of kids. >> reporter: that jessica, she already had a child of her own too. that made for 7 children between two households. how did they handle it? coparenting. >> you now have a huge group that care and love for these kids. >> reporter: one week, the triplets and twins are with their birth dad. the next week, they're with
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they even take family vacations together. that said, even loving parents, this takes a lot of work. >> we have kids that are in sports. >> reporter: this is something no one here would change. >> some people in this world don't have moms and dads. >> you have everybody to talk to if somebody's wrong. >> people have said to us, better you than me, and you just go, yeah, it is better me than you. >> reporter: john henry, wusa9. >> i don't know. apparently it's a thing here at wusa9. we feature families and they go international. like robert and mia tolbert, they've got a 3-year-old son, and 2 twin boys, and now are expecting triplets. lots of you are asking what you can do to help this family. we're accepting diaper
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donations in all sizes, this friday, november 17 right here at wusa9. you can come from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. our address is there on the screen. we'll be sure to make sure all those donations get to the tolbert family. they're about to have six children all in diapers, so we know they with use them. they have the best attitude. >> they're great. >> they're really excited. but i bet you diapers would be like, oh, my gosh, this is so great. >> they've got to be working overtime to try to train the two 2-year-old boys to potty train right now. >> per day, you could do -- >> 30 to 50 a day. that's a lot. >> probably need 20 or 30,000. >> exactly. >> if we put out the question, the call to our community, they're going to respond. >> they will answer. let's take a live look outside. it's just cool outside. not that
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windsout of the north at 14. it feels like it's 42 degrees request. dew points below freezing. not a huge deal. headlines. clouds are going to thin out tonight. it will just be chilly. essentially right around the freezing mark. bus stop temperatures 32 to 46. maybe a little patchy fog. mild tomorrow. late afternoon shower possible. a much better chance of showers overnight as the front goes through. it will be breezy, but still milder on thursday. just a great day on friday. i mean, a great way to finish the week. flirting with 60. 52 tomorrow. 59 on thursday. 62 friday. 59 saturday. then the arctic air rolls in. 45degrees on sunday. i got to tell you, some of the models are not in agreement with how cold it's going to get on friday, so we settle in with the mid-40s. it's going to feel cold with a flake or
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still 43 downtown. even 39 in la plata. by 6:00, you'll watch the clouds move from southeast to northwest crossing over i-95 around lunchtime. by 9:00, 39 in manassas, and leesburg. 41 in fairfax. by 1:00, clouds rolling in, essentially into rockville, and bethesda. temperatures 47 in bethesda, and 47 also in bowie. by 6:00, clouds. i think an evening sprinkle is possible. but the lion's share will roll through late tomorrow by 10:00, already showers in cumberland, and romney. temperatures in the 40s across the board. those will roll through overnight tomorrow when everybody's sleeping. so for tonight, returning partly cloudy. chilly. a little patchy fog. 32 to 42. winds light around the northeast at 5 to 10. we're back in the mid-40s by 11:00. clouds begin to roll in
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1:00. next three days, breezy yes, but 59, and beautiful on friday. 62 and less wind. saturday, well showers, rain, maybe even a thunderstorm. near 60. 45 sunday. 45 monday. a rain or snow shower possible on sunday. sunshine next tuesday. we're back in the mid-50s. boy how things have changed in the last 7 days. it was a weak ago today, the wizards lost to the 1-10 dallas mavericks. do you remember how i felt about that? listen. >> the washington wizards should be embarrassed. how can you let a 1-10 team come into your place, and drop 113 points and beat you. john wall's excuse? we didn't guard anybody. you think? the wizards have lost three straight at home. they didn'te
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at home all last season, people. >> y'all can thank me now. since then, the wizards have won three straights, and have scored 111 points per game during the streak. john wall, he's even balling out. his 88.9 field goal percentage, the highest in his career. that got me thinking, people. the redskins defense let quarterback case keenan go ham. the skins defense needs to find a way to bounce back. because the saints are next. they're coming off an nfl performance not seen in the last 76 years. maybe that can work for the redskins. new orleans is considered one of the best teams in the nfl. whatever can produce a redskins win i'm down for it. so for more on the wizards and redskins, just like our wusa9 sports facebook page. we also have the latest on what's trending in coll
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college football. the turnover chain. yeah, when miami creates a turnover, they get to rock that thing. the hurricanes though, they will be hosting virginia on saturday. you know what the cavaliers have, right? yeah, a toaster. they make toast. the head coach want his players to feel comfortable on the road, so he brings a toaster to make toast in the locker room. coach believes, if the locker room smells like toast, it smells like home. for the first time since 2011, the cavaliers are bowl eligible. >> maybe just everybody needs to put a toaster in their locker room. >> butter on that bad boy, some jelly. >> that would be the strangest thing ever. >> strange now, if they beat miami, everybody's going to be having toasters in their locker room. coming up at 6:00, the speaker of the
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congress share chilling stories of sexual harassment. >> up next, a man who can't see looks to the person caught on camera saving his life.
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caught on camera, the moment a man's life was saved. it happenest
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for some it was nothing more than a passing moment, but for others, it's a moment that's going to be remembered forever. >> optimism is what stokes this place. it's what gets all of us going. >> reporter: mike wyatt is waiting for someone. >> anyone who knows who that young man is, i'd appreciate it. >> the anticipation is pretty cool. >> reporter: someone -- >> i am so stoked right now thinking that guy's going to come down that ramp. >> reporter: he doesn't know will show up at peoria station in aurora at all. >> that's pretty much how it goes all day. slamming into the gate, and you wish that was the person. >> reporter: all mike does know is this someone saved his life. >> you live, you die. it's what you do in between. this young man did a great thing for me. that's what you want to say to him. thank you. >> reporter: it happened last thursday. mike was switching from the a line, to the r line, after visiting some friends in
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>> the next thing i know, i've got a guy stopping me from walking in front of the train. and i was like, holy crap. i would have been right there. >> it was close. >> reporter: miranda just happened to come across mike's sign as she remembered that day. >> it just made me day. you know, people are good. >> reporter: one that instilled her hope in people. one that mike -- >> pretty emotional. >> reporter: can't come to words to describe. >> it really feels like somebody's watching over me. it's good. it's real good. >> reporter: most who walk the station won't know what's happened here. >> i'm looking for the young man who stopped me from walking in front of an oncoming train last thursday. >> reporter: all they see is mike. >> i will be always, always remembering him and his kindness. >> reporter: mike says he
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to come out to the station one more time, hoping to come across that man. he'll be there 3:30 this thursday, around the same time his life was saved the week before. we begin with breaking news as a movement to combat sexual harassment has finally arrived on capitol hill. speaker paul ryan is recommending training to combat sexual harassment for all members of congress and their staff. it's something female staffers have been asking for for years. it came shortly after a house committee heard about disturbing incidents involving sitting members of congress. >> this member asked a staffer to bring them over some materials to their residence, and the young staffer, it was a young woman, went there and was greeted with a member in a towel. it was a male, who then invited her in. at that point he decided to shpose himself.
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job. >> there are two members of congress, republican, and democrat, right now, who serve, who have been subject to review, or not have been subject to review, but have engaged in sexual harassment. >> congresswoman spear did not name names today. she is introducing a bill that would change the way sexual misconduct complaints are handled on the hill. right now, every congressional office operates with its own harassment training requirement. looking at options to keep roy moore from becoming the new senator of alabama. the latest allegation came yesterday from a former waitress who claims moore sexually assaulted her in the '70s, when she was 16. moore


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